Unruly: un • ru • ly
1. not submissive or conforming to rule; ungovernable; turbulent; intractable; refractory; lawless
Unruly is a new exhibit at the Wignall Museum at the Rancho Cucamonga Chaffey College campus, showcasing the work of ten deliberately disruptive American female artists. Curator Roman Stollenwerk describes their work, collectively, as “challeng[ing] the parameters of feminine behavior.” The artists’ geographies are as varied as the media in which they work: Nevadan Elizabeth Jackson's election-year street photography project of bound photos shares space with Southern California Jessica Wimbly's collection of mixed media commentary around issues of race and the art world. NY-based Rachel Mason's conceptual performance art is presented on a large screen that emphasizes its disruptiveness: “Wall,” which chronicles her nail-biting free-climb of the side of UCLA's Broad Art building (an act that got her temporarily expelled as an undergraduate). Miamian Antonia Wright's videos of her performance art grace yet another wall of the Wignall.